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Malaria_Kidd

USA Greyhound bus - passed on 2 lane by lorry

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Malaria_Kidd

Hello all and this is my first contribution to General Off-Topic Discussions/ Serious Humor icon_lol.gif

I voted this true story 5 Stars. Just like the U.S. President will always vote for himself. Please cast your vote and I have no clue how these letters got enlarged!

Greyhound buses or any other passenger bus in the U.S.A., well before our Interstate system was built, were known to pass semi trucks on two lane roads. It was a logical move to advance passengers right along. But at times there were illogical passes to experience first hand.

I suppose back then it was a trucker's goal to pass a Greyhound, but mostly it was just in their imaginations or prayers. I will admit it was never my goal, but that changed on just one night. icon_razz.gif Years ago Dad was passed a lot by them and sometimes he did brake to prevent close calls by buses.

Dad passed away on May 18, 1974. The following January 7, 1975 I was running empty and headed for my last load of hogs in western Kentucky. As I left Henderson, KY a Memphis, TN bound Greyhound bus was just leaving a railroad crossing after the driver did his STOP - LOOK & LISTEN.

Something clicked in my head related to my Dad's livestock trucking years. I punched my 318 Detroit Diesel motor thinking his motor was probably the same engine. I put my toe to the top of the fuel pedal to get the cable fully extended at the fuel pump. In a few miles I could tell I was gaining on the bus!

I was up to 65 mph and going downhill into a little valley that came up "just right" on the two lanes of U.S. 60. I caught the Greyhound bus and pulled out to pass using up the total legal passing zone to do it! icon_cool.gif

I did that attempt on quick impulse to pass a Greyhound bus with success for my Dad named Jack!

MK Cody in Indiana

A Truckers Prayer - Dave Dudley

Turn it on to sing along.....

Songwriters: Thornton, Jim / Turner, Scott

Thank you Lord for all the miles without an accident

But I wanna ask just one more favor before my life is spent

Please Lord this once before I turn to dust

Let me run the wheels plumb off a Greyhound bus

You know I have been running these highways in this old rig for a long long time

And I have been humiliated by them dang buses till it's a crime

And even when I'm empty gettin' all that she's got in high

Huh, they just blow them air horns and flash them lights and fly on by

Now if I had me a rig that'd do about a hundred under the great big load

I'd wind her up tight and I'd blow me one of them grey dogs plumb off the road

So Lord before my last run to the foot of them mighty golden stairs

I hope there'll be an answer to this poor old trucker's prayer

But thank you Lord for all the miles without an accident

But I really do want to ask just one more favor before my life is spent

Please Lord this once before I turn to dust

Let me run the wheels plumb off a Greyhound bus

_________________

"Coming Back to Life" - The Division Bell - Pink Floyd - 1994

Could this be an Ode to Monsanto's CEO? Put on your heaviest sweater to prevent the chills!

After Roger Waters left Pink Floyd some of their newer songs could have chilled Dr. Carl Jung!

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coldethyl

Well congratulations, I think.

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Malaria_Kidd

Well congratulations, I think.

Hi again and thanks to coldethyl, :tsu:

It's taken me this long for a proper reply. You writing "I think" put me in mind of this one.

Me passing the big bus for Dad's safe years on the road relates to "The Little Train That Could"..........

"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I thought I could! I thought I could! I thought I could!" :clap::tu:

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